Food and sustainability – It’s All Connected

Sep 21 2019
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The Red Stables, St Anne's Park, Clontarf, Dublin,

A one day festival as part of Taste the Island celebrating our food and our land with a focus on both biodiversity and sustainability.

A festival to celebrate Taste the Island and highlight Irish food producers, biodiversity and sustainability.

The event will take place in St Anne’s Park on the Northside of Dublin. The park is a wonderful amenity less than 8km from Dublin City Centre, part of the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere, and just a stone's throw from Bull Island Nature Reserve.

Throughout the day there will be music, film, tours, panel discussions and demonstrations.


'Our food and sustainability '
Chaired by Sean McCabe of Tasc (Ireland’s Think Tank for Action on Social Change)

'Zero Food Waste and Composting at Home'
with celebrity chef, Olive's Room owner Liam Moloughney and Jennie Jacques De Cisneros of the Minimal Waste Grocery

Nutrition and Biodiversity
with Olive’s Room chef Jenn Kellett and dietician Linda Hogan


Sustainably minded traders from St Anne’s Saturday Market. Hope Beer (from a brewery in Howth), allotment produce, Lambay Island fish, artisan cheeses, oysters from Harty's Dungarvan and Clontarf Meadow Bees honey will feature.


Dublin City Farm - a sustainable farm that promotes education, multiculturalism and animal welfare.

Allotments tour - the former kitchen garden of the estate, the walled garden is now home to 80 carefully tended allotments and a community plot as well as bee hives.

St Anne’s Park Walks - local tour guide Gerard O’Rourke gives one hour guided walks on the history of St Anne’s estate. It once formed part of the Guinness Estate. Dublin City Council has carried out significant investment in the park, in particular extensive refurbishment of the follies built there by the Guinness family in the 1900s. The construction of follies in the park was an aristocratic trend in the 19th century; returning from their Grand Tour of Europe the estate owners wished to replicate the ancient ruins they had seen on the continent.


A Happenings solar powered screening of
‘Thank you for the Rain’ an incredible piece by Kenyan and his struggles with climate
David Attenborough’s 'Our Planet'
Panel discussion with Les Moore Head of DCC Parks and Biodiversity and the producer of Thank you for the Rain, amongst others


Discovery Gospel Choir - a vibrant Irish intercultural choir, unique, colourful and uplifting,

Enda Reilly and Friends - Irish and English language singer with a special interest in climate change,

Ceílí - Irish dancing, tin whistle, boudhrán, everyone can join in the dancing!

This event is part of Taste the Island